National Museum of Scotland

Embroidered Stories
Scottish Samplers

26 Oct 2018 - 21 Apr 2019
Get an insight into the lives of children in the 18th and 19th centuries through this unique collection of Scottish samplers on loan from American collector Leslie B. Durst.

National War Museum

Conscience Matters

8 Mar 2019 - 26 Jan 2020
This exhibition at the National War Museum will explore the little-known story of British conscientious objectors of the Second World War through paintings, poems, letters, music and speeches.

National Museum of Scotland

Robots Retro Film Night

22 Mar 2019
Join us for an evening celebrating robots on and off screen. Explore the Robots exhibition after hours, get hands-on with robotic gadgets and enjoy one of two classic sci-fi movies on the big screen.
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